Causes of the Revolution
There are many factors that led to the American Revolution, some of which were wrongdoings that affected the Americans greatly. In some ways I believe that the English Parliament used a trial and error mindset, seeing if the Americans would obey every one of their commands even if it were outrageous. The American Revolution was a result of all the anger and nerves of previous years that were built up as a cause of the crude behavior from the English towards the colonists.
The first factor that contributed to the American Revolution was the French and Indian War. The only thing that the English and the French had in common was they both wanted the land in North America. After seven years the war was ended with a line of separation. This was called the Proclamation line and it spanned from the Canadian border all the way down to Florida, and it was there to keep the colonist in. The Sugar Act also gave a reason for the merchants to outrage. It insisted that merchants pay taxes of six pence per gallon of molasses that was imported. It was definitely seen as a burden to the merchants because they were mostly being taxed to pay the debts of the French and Indian War and also the wages of the militia that were guarding the border. As a cause of the fury the tax was cut in half by George Grinville.
The next act that was passed was called the Stamp Act. This meant that there was a tax on every paper transaction which included: newspapers, printed materials and also receipts. In comparison to the Sugar Act the tax was actually smaller but it pertained to more things. This act was pretty ridiculous and completely unfair. The Stamp Act ended and Prime Minister William Pitt took over for George Grinville.
One new act that William Pitt passed was the Declaratory Act. Most would argue that it was unfair because it basically stated that with or without the colonists approval an act could be passed at any time. There was also the...